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The Crawfish Boxes Jun 29, 2022
Sharp Verlander and Castro’s 1st homer help Astros sweep Mets AGAIN!

Sharp Verlander and Castro’s 1st homer help Astros sweep Mets AGAIN!

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Astros have outscored the Mets 24-6 in their last two series! If you like baseball games with loads of good plays, good pitching, and few runs, this one was your kind of game. On Wednesday, the Astros and Mets played a great contest in which Houston came out with the win 2-0 thanks to a ninth-inning home run by catcher Jason Castro. Just like it happened earlier in June, the ‘Stros swept the Metropolitans in a two-game series. From the beginning to the end, it was a pitching duel between Justin Verlander and Taijuan Walker, both went...
NorthJersey.com Jun 29, 2022

Justin Verlander dominant as the Mets' struggles vs. the Astros continue

The Mets dropped another contest to the Astros, this time as Justin Verlander totally stifled the lineup.      
New York Daily News Jun 29, 2022
Mets lose, 2-0, in pitching duel to Astros and Justin Verlander

Mets lose, 2-0, in pitching duel to Astros and Justin Verlander

Taijaun Walker refused to be outdueled by Justin Verlander in the Mets’ 2-0 loss to the Astros on Wednesday at Citi Field.
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 29, 2022
Game 74 Thread. June 29, 2022, 12:10 CT. Astros @ Mets

Game 74 Thread. June 29, 2022, 12:10 CT. Astros @ Mets

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Justin Verlander takes the hill to give the Astros their second sweep over the Mets in a week. Here are the lineups.
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 24, 2022
Verlander pitches gem, King Tuck provides big hit to lift Astros over Yankees

Verlander pitches gem, King Tuck provides big hit to lift Astros over Yankees

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Tucker’s three-run home run backs up Verlander’s solid pitching performance to tie the series. A week ago, Justin Verlander had a rough outing against the White Sox. But on Friday, he was on top of his game to dominate the Yankees at Yankee Stadium with seven strong innings and guide the Astros to a 3-1 victory. Kyle Tucker drove in the Astros’ three runs with a three-run home run against starter Luis Severino, who was clearly outpitched by veteran Verlander. In order to pick his ninth win of the campaign (9-3), Verlander allowed only four...
Yankees fall, 3-1, to ageless wonder Justin Verlander and Astros

Yankees fall, 3-1, to ageless wonder Justin Verlander and Astros

Kyle Tucker is often the overlooked man in this monstrous lineup, but after making a spring-loaded jumping catch at the wall on Thursday and pumping a critical home run on Friday, he is making sure Yankee fans will remember his name.
Pinstripe Alley Jun 24, 2022
NYY vs. HOU: Luis Severino vs. Justin Verlander

NYY vs. HOU: Luis Severino vs. Justin Verlander

Set Number: X162984 TK1 Two old Yankees and Astros foes square off on a Friday night in the Bronx. What could the Yankees possibly do to follow up the thrill of last night’s victory? They had been hitless in the first until Aaron Hicks delivered a stunning three-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, and on the eve of earning himself a $19 million payday for 2022, Aaron Judge walked it off with a 3-0 missile into the left-field corner. Give the Yankees’ constant battles against the Astros since 2015, that had to feel it good. One of the men who...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 24, 2022
Game 70 Thread. June 24, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Yankees

Game 70 Thread. June 24, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Yankees

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Justin Verlander is the perfect pitcher to get the Astros back on track after last night’s heartbreak loss. His mound opponent is Luis Severino. Here are the lineups.
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 18, 2022
Astros Blanked at Home by White Sox

Astros Blanked at Home by White Sox

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Astros managed just three base hits against Johnny Cueto and the Chicago bullpen. With 36,747 in the house at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros got blanked by the Chicago White Sox, 7-0. Since starting to write over here at Crawfish Boxes, I’ve been tasked with the Saturday recaps. Despite winning roughly sixty percent of the time, it seems the Astros are unable to take the gold home during the games in which I’m assigned with the game capsule. In preparation for this article, I noticed that resident ace Justin Verlander...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 18, 2022
Game 65 Thread. June 18 2022, 3:10 CT. White Sox @ Astros.

Game 65 Thread. June 18 2022, 3:10 CT. White Sox @ Astros.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Justin Verlander goes to the mound after last night's big win going for the Astros' fourth straight win and a series win over the Chisox.
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 12, 2022
Altuve, Peña, and Verlander avoid sweep! Astros snap losing streak with a 9-4 win

Altuve, Peña, and Verlander avoid sweep! Astros snap losing streak with a 9-4 win

Photo by Bob Levey/ José Altuve delivered a late, three-run home run to lift the Astros with help of another Jeremy Peña bomb and a Justin Verlander masterful outing. On Sunday afternoon, José Altuve had a pretty good game offensively to propel the Astros 9-4 over the Marlins and avoid being swept. Altuve’s effort –which included a three-run homer in the eighth— combined with good contributions from rookie Jeremy Peña and living legend Justin Verlander to give the Astros their first win since Tuesday (lost three in a row). The game presented itself as an...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 12, 2022
Game 60 Thread. June 12. 2022, 1:10 CT. Marlins @ Astros

Game 60 Thread. June 12. 2022, 1:10 CT. Marlins @ Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports After losing their last three games, the Astros send Justin Verlander to the mound to salvage one game in the series with the Marlins
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 7, 2022
Verlander Baffles, Yordan Pummels. Astros Take Mariners 4-1 to Tie Series

Verlander Baffles, Yordan Pummels. Astros Take Mariners 4-1 to Tie Series

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Verlander’s 12 K’s, Alvarez two-run bomb ensure Astros win. The old man on the hill and the youth movement in the batter’s box ensured the Astros’ 4-1 win over Seattle tonight. Justin Verlander allowed only one run in seven innings pitched, giving the bullpen a much-needed rest. Meanwhile, Jeremey Pena had a game-saving defensive play, two hits, and the go-ahead RBI, while Yordan Alvarez put the game out of reach with a two-run blast in the eighth inning. The Astros and Mariners battled to a scoreless tie until the fourth inning...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 7, 2022
Game 56 Thread. June 7, 2022, 7:10 CT. Mariners @ Astros

Game 56 Thread. June 7, 2022, 7:10 CT. Mariners @ Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Justin Verlander hopes to put the Astros back on the winning track after last night’s debacle
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 1, 2022
Game 51 Thread, June 1, 2022, 2:37 CT. Astros @ A’s.

Game 51 Thread, June 1, 2022, 2:37 CT. Astros @ A’s.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Astros go for the sweep behind ace Justin Verlander Here’s the lineup for this afternoon game. Kyle Tucker is back and batting second.

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